One of the most exciting things about the idea of being an online entrepreneur is naturally being your own boss. You won’t have to prove your skills with a resume or in an interview and will instead be judged on what you can actually do by your customers. You may think that this makes attaining qualifications a bit redundant. After all, unless you are running a business doing something you need to be licensed to do, your customers aren’t likely to ever know or care what you majored in, or even if you went to college at all.
While this is partly true – qualifications on paper don’t matter as much when you have chosen to start a business rather than seek employment – the skills you can learn on certain courses will naturally still be valuable, and there are some exceptions where a qualification that is highly relevant to business can help you in things like inspiring confidence in investors and networking.
Among the most helpful courses that you can do if you want to be an entrepreneur is a masters in business administration (MBA), and this is something you can study for online in your own time while you are running a business or preparing to start one. Here are some of the advantages to getting an MBA in this situation:
Learn All Aspects of Business Management
Most people who go into the online business sphere do so with a good idea or some existing skills in what they plan to do from studying or from previous work experience. These can be all you need to start something, but to consistently run it well, make good decisions, and get the most out of your efforts there are a huge number of fields you need to know about, and most of us have some gaps. Doing the MBA course will expose you to areas you may not have touched on before like marketing, legal compliance, or finance, and you’ll be getting top quality information rather than trying to learn what you can from conflicting info on the web.
Doing an MBA, even if you study online, can help you to meet some new people who also have a keen interest in business. People you meet through the course of your studies, whether because they are doing the same course or because you seek out other general MBA students on forums and groups, could well end up being future clients, suppliers, or partners.
Having an MBA is a byword for being a competent and credible person in business, and while you won’t need those credentials for hiring purposes, you may still have people who you want to immediately be able to convince of your competence in a similar way – for instance, investors, potential partners, or even people you want to hire yourself!
As you can see, there are many benefits to an MBA that extend well beyond it enabling you to apply for senior-level positions in other people’s companies, and it can be an excellent use of your time.
Author: Oliver Curtis
Hi there. I’m Oliver. I’m just a young boy from the outskirts of… Okay, that’s a lie, I’m not a young boy anymore, although I certainly feel that way at heart.